Rutger McGroarty 2022 NHL Draft Scouting Report

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Over the last two months, Last Word has focused on United States National Team Development Program players in scouting reports. That includes reports on Seamus Casey, Cutter Gauthier, and Logan Cooley. That trend will continue. Rutger McGroarty, one of the most known NTDP prospects in the 2022 class, is on the docket. Is McGroarty a […] READ MORE


Cutter Gauthier: 2022 NHL Draft Scouting Report

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Cutter Gauthier is a fast riser on draft boards everywhere this season. Playing for the United States National Team Development Program, that is no small task. Having to compete against teammates for draft position, he’s competing against guys like Frank Nazar, Logan Cooley, Seamus Casey and several other notable NTDP players. Yet, he has gotten […] READ MORE


Isaac Howard: 2022 NHL Draft Scouting Report

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Isaac Howard is one of many US National Team Development Program players making waves this year. Being consistently ranked within the first-round, Howard is very much a high-upside prospect. However, he’s been hidden behind some high-end teammates. Some of those teammates include Logan Cooley and Seamus Casey. So what does Howard bring? Isaac Howard Scouting […] READ MORE


2022 NHL Draft: Seamus Casey Scouting Report

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Seamus Casey may be the most intriguing draft prospect in this class from the US ranks. He has been ranked all over the place, by all different outlets. He very well could be the first defenseman taken in the draft, or one of the last taken in the first round. But one thing is fairly […] READ MORE


2022 NHL Draft: Frank Nazar Scouting Report

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The 2022 draft class is full of high-end talent. A lot of that talent this year hails from the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) team. There’s Logan Cooley, one of the top forwards in the class. There’s also Seamus Casey, making a case as the best defenseman in the entire 2022 draft. But […] READ MORE


Logan Cooley Chasing Shane Wright For First Overall

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The US National Team Development Program is a prestigious hockey program. They’ve developed the likes of Jack Hughes, Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane, Jack Eichel, and more recently, Matt Beniers. This draft class, there are several high-end prospects. Leading the pack in the early stages of the year is Logan Cooley.  Can Logan Cooley Challenge Shane […] READ MORE


2021 Draft Class Profile: Red Savage Deep Dive

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The 2021 NHL Draft class is full of fun names, but there’s arguably none better than Red Savage. If draft rankings were based on names, he’d arguably be number one on many lists. But he brings much more to the table than just a great name. There’s a reason he’s been ranked within the first […] READ MORE


Tyler Kleven Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #46

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Ty Smilanic Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #40

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Anaheim Ducks Sign Trevor Zegras To Entry-Level Deal

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The Anaheim Ducks signed their 2019 first-round draft Trevor Zegras to a three-year entry-level deal worth $2.78 million. The contract comes with a salary cap hit of $925,00. NEWS: We have signed 2019 first-round pick Trevor Zegras to a three year entry-level contract. https://t.co/NJjjMbXrHC — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) March 27, 2020 Ducks Sign Trevor Zegras […] READ MORE